[Debian-uk] Dropping Cambridge bid for 2017
daniel at pocock.pro
Sun Dec 13 20:59:45 GMT 2015
On 13 December 2015 21:35:31 CET, "Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo" <manuel.montezelo at gmail.com> wrote:
>2015-12-13 18:39 GMT+00:00 Steve McIntyre <steve at einval.com>:
>> Hi folks,
>> I'm sorry to say that we won't be submitting a complete bid for DC17
>> in Cambridge. We're partway ready, but we're not going to be there
>> 15th December. In the last couple of weeks, my preferred accomodation
>> partner has NACKed us and I've been too busy with other things since
>>  to work on replacment options. We hope to find more time to make
>> complete bid in future, maybe DC18 or DC19.
>> Good luck to the other teams bidding to host in 2017!
>>  My wife Jo has had a major surgical procedure and I've been
>> helping her recuperate at home.
>Pity, but understandable. Thanks for all the work that you put there,
>and hope that Jo is better now!
>BTW, I recall having a conversation with her about possible
>accomodation in Cambridge, I don't recall which options there were,
>but at least at first glance it doesn't seem very easy to find
>accomodation for a huge number of people, with Heidelberg in mind
>(maybe attendance would not be so high, but I think that it would be
>in the ballpark at least).
If student accommodation is vacant in the summer months it might be affordable.
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